Our Rainforest Retreat

Mount Tamborine Travel Blog

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Our hire car - from Europcar because none of the others accepted drivers under 26.
We spent 2 days 1 night in Mount Tamborine.  Mount Tamborine is about 30-40 minutes away from Surfers Paradise and worth the drive.  The whole place is just a big nature park, it's really quite beautiful. We went trekking through the rainforest, saw many beautiful trees, little creeks and waterfalls, and theres also a great view of the surrounding area since you're so high up.

There is a little "town" with shops, their main trade seems to be crafts and fudge, which suited us nicely. We bought a bunch of cool little ornaments/sculptures made from nuts and bolts, including a bride and groom since it was our honeymoon.  We also bought $20 of fudge - 5 different flavours, every one of them delicious.

We stayed in the most beautiful place, Pethers Rainforest Retreat. It was pricey, but was right in the forest and was gorgeous. The price included a full breakfast too.  We had a very indulgent night there, eating fudge and also some awesome Brie cheese from a cheese factory nearby, which we had with crackers.  We borrowed a dvd from reception - Double Jeopardy - and played Scrabble. There was also a nice big spa bath which overlooked our own private section of the rainforest.  It was incredibly romantic and relaxing.  Breakfast was good too!
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Our hire car - from Europcar becau…
Our hire car - from Europcar beca…
Theres a few fudge shops in Mount…
There's a few fudge shops in Moun…
The gorgeous Pethers Rainforest Re…
The gorgeous Pethers Rainforest R…
The gorgeous Pethers Rainforest Re…
The gorgeous Pethers Rainforest R…
Pethers Rainforest Retreat.
Pethers Rainforest Retreat.
Our private balcony overlooking th…
Our private balcony overlooking t…
Pethers Rainforest Retreat - a vie…
Pethers Rainforest Retreat - a vi…
A rock sculpture outside our room
A rock sculpture outside our room
Forest walk in Mount Tamborine.
Forest walk in Mount Tamborine.
Forest walk in Mount Tamborine.
Forest walk in Mount Tamborine.
Forest walk in Mount Tamborine.
Forest walk in Mount Tamborine.
Forest walk in Mount Tamborine.
Forest walk in Mount Tamborine.
Forest walk in Mount Tamborine.
Forest walk in Mount Tamborine.
Forest walk in Mount Tamborine.
Forest walk in Mount Tamborine.
Forest walk in Mount Tamborine.
Forest walk in Mount Tamborine.
Forest walk in Mount Tamborine.
Forest walk in Mount Tamborine.
Forest walk in Mount Tamborine.
Forest walk in Mount Tamborine.
Forest walk in Mount Tamborine.
Forest walk in Mount Tamborine.
Forest walk in Mount Tamborine.
Forest walk in Mount Tamborine.
A view from the top. Apparently yo…
A view from the top. Apparently y…
The retreat had several board game…
The retreat had several board gam…
The retreat by night.
The retreat by night.
The retreat by night.
The retreat by night.
The resident Turkey at the retreat…
The resident Turkey at the retrea…
Mount Tamborine
photo by: Adrian_Liston